April Clark

April ClarkAssistant Professor of Political Science

email: april.clark@purduecal.edu

Office: CLO 292

Telephone: 219-989-2796



Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara (2007)

M.A. University of California, Santa Barbara (2004)

B.A. California Polytechnic State University (1992)

Teaching Interests

Voter Behavior and Political Participation
Political Socialization and Public Opinion
Campaigns and Elections
Introduction to American Government
Research Methodology

Research Interests

  •  Political tolerance
  • Political and interpersonal trust
  • Political corruption
  • Politics of Religion

Selected Publications

 Refereed Articles:

 2012. “Portraits of Religion in Introductory American Government Textbooks: Images of Tolerance or Intolerance.” With Marie Eisenstein. Journal of Political Science Education, 9(1) (publication date: 2013).

2012. “Interpersonal Trust: An Age-Period-Cohort Analysis Revisited.” With Marie Eisenstein. Social Science Research forthcoming (publication date January or March, 2013).

2007. Keeter, Scott, Courtney Kennedy, April Clark, Trevor Tompson, and Mike Mokrzycki. “What’s Missing from National RDD Surveys? The Impact of the Growing Cell-Only Population.” Public Opinion Quarterly, 71(5):772-792.

 Book Chapters:

 2009. Streb, Matthew J. and April Clark, “The Public and Political Corruption,” in Michael A. Genovese and Victoria A. Farrar-Myers, eds. Corruption and American Politics: Cambria Press.

2008. Dimock, Michael, April Clark, and Juliana Menasce Horowitz. “Campaign Dynamics and the Swing Vote in the 2004 Election.” In The Swing Voters in American Politics, ed. William G. Mayer. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.

Before joining PUC, Professor Clark was a research associate at the Pew Research Center where she designed survey projects, developed questionnaires and analyzed data. Currently, she is the Director of Survey Research at the Institute for Social and Policy Research (ISPR).

April Clark’s Curriculum Vitae (DOC format)